LG's 55-inch OLED HDTV coming to UK for £9,999

LG Electronics has announced that the its 55-inch OLED HDTV is coming to the UK, showcased exclusively at Harrods Technology and is available for pre-order for delivery in July. So how much will it set you back? A cool £9,999.99.

The LG OLED TV comes in at just 4.5 millimetres thin and weighs less than 10 kilograms. According to LG it produces exceptional picture quality and delivers vivid and accurate colours due to its WRGB technology. The television also features the company's Smart TV technology and Cinema 3D with edge-to-edge Cinema Screen Design. 

In a press release Brian Na, President of LG Electronics UK said:

We are proud to be the first in the world to offer consumers a big screen OLED TV. LG's next generation display is a true game changer, which will forever alter the way we think about TVs. Since OLED TV was first unveiled, we've been working tirelessly to bring what we call 'the ultimate display' to market. I'm sure you'll agree that our 55-inch OLED TV has definitely been worth the wait.

UK Commercial Director of Home Entertainment and Home Appliances, Andrew Mackay, added:

Following the LG launch and supply to the Korean market earlier in the year, the UK is proud to be the next market to launch LG OLED TV, as this innovative and premium model launches first in Europe to UK consumers.

The LG OLED TV was named Best of Show at CES 2012, received an IDEA Award from the Industrial Designers Society of America and a Korea's Good Design Award in October 2012. It is now available for pre-order at Harrods, Knightsbridge.

Source: Engadget Image: LG

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To everyone who is complaining about price just think back at how much early plasma screens cost. The price will soon come down. I hope they change the design though, having a separate box connected by 1 cable to the screen like some of the older Pioneer plasma screens would be good.

xstex said,
What media do you have that's 4K to play on this TV?

If you can justify purchasing this TV, I'm sure you'd have or know someone who has a 4k capable camera

Too much obviously, What bothers me the most was the fact that in order to create such a thin display they placed all the electronics into the base, which in turn prevents you from being able to wall mount the thing.

Does make me wonder why it has to be so thin.. I think most current TV's have a very respectable thickness, not too heavy, and the best part, they're wall mountable..

Detection said,
I've got the extra 1p to make it up to £10k if you got the rest

Still need the other 99p to make it to £10k.

It's not too expensive though. You're getting a 55" Full HD TV that's really thin and light. Other TVs with similar screen sizes cost around £600. But as always TV prices will fall rapidly.